WESTPORT, CT, June 3, 2019 – Wilton’s Alistair Duke was a winner this past weekend at one of the nation’s premier sailboat racing events, held in Westport. More than 450 sailors competed in five classes as Cedar Point Yacht Club hosted part 1 of its 2019 OneDesign Regatta. The summer sailboat racing event attracted so many entries in recent years that it will be staged on two separate dates this year. On June 1-2, the club hosted classes J70, J88, J105, J109 and Beneteau First 36.7. The regatta was part of the J109 East Coast Regatta Series. The second event, on September 28-29, the Fontelieu Invitational ODR, will be open to smaller OneDesign boats – Thistles, Flying Scots, Lightnings, Aeros, Wazps and Lasers.
Winning skippers in the five classes racing June 1-2 (53 boats competing):
J105 – Harald Edegran and Jeremy Henderson in Conundrum, Larchmont Yacht Club.
J70 – Oivind Lorentzen in Nine, out of Indian Harbor Yacht Club, Greenwich
J88 – Iris Vogel in Deviation, New Rochelle, NY
Beneteau First 36.7 – Alistair Duke, Frequent Flyer, Saugatuck Harbor YC, from Wilton, CT
J109 – Bill Sweetser, Rush, Annapolis Yacht Club
“The annual summer OneDesign Regatta at Cedar Point Yacht Club has become so popular that it outgrew being a one-weekend event,” said John Cooke, CPYC OneDesign Regatta Chairman. “We thank our many CPYC volunteers for making the first part of our 2019 event a great success. By staging two regattas, we will be able to host more fleets and boats, and to better deploy our CPYC race volunteers over two weekends.”
Cedar Point Yacht Club was organized 132 years ago, in 1887, by Fairfield County sailing enthusiasts. The regatta comes just a few months after CPYC won US Sailing’s prestigious award, the “One Design Club of the Year.” Click here for information.
The 2019 regatta was presented by North Sails, Title Sponsor, and Fairfield County Bank, along with Rex Marine and Regatta Premium Craft Mixers.
Photo credit: Stephen Cloutier